This Day in History: 1903-01-30

G. Evelyn Hutchinson was born on this day. An English born US zoologist and ecologist who specialized in limnology. Often referred to variously as the father of modern ecology and/or limnology. Hutchinson Lake, Ontario, Canada, is named for him. He is honoured in the names of at least 22 taxa including two genera, species names include hutchinsoni, hutchinsonii, and hutchinsoniana.

Limnology – derived from Limn-, Greek, limnh, lake, marsh; -ology, logos, account, explanation, narrative, reasoning; study (post-classical) – the study of the physical and biological aspects of lakes and other bodies of fresh water.